Nintendo has recently sent out a Press Release detailing the success of their latest Pokémon games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Both have now sold more than four million copies worldwide in just two days. This is a great success for the latest entries as well as become the fastest selling Nintendo 3DS games ever.
15th October 2013 – On Saturday, 12th October, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y became the first set of games in franchise history to launch simultaneously worldwide. Nintendo reported today that the games combined to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe and The Americas on Saturday, 12th October and Sunday, 13th October*.
“The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers are eager to experience the franchise for themselves,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
Since this was the first global launch in franchise history there isn’t an exact historical precedent for comparison. However, when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title of all time and is tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG title, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent.
With more than 245 million games sold worldwide, Pokémon continues to be one of the strongest brands in the history of videogames. Since 2002, five sets of Pokémon titles have combined to exceed 10 million units sold worldwide, with three sets combining to surpass 15 million units. That list includes: